Wife, Mother of two girls, Professor at Grand Valley State University, World Traveler 

From Walker, Michigan, Ingrid has called Poland, Bangladesh, and Malta “home.” Immediately following her diagnosis in 2012, she underwent a bilateral mastectomy and started chemotherapy treatments. However, the next year she discovered another lump that was found to be cancer, leading her to face a second round of chemotherapy and radiation.

Today, Ingrid lives a life that’s focused on giving back. She uses her struggles with cancer to fuel a passion for supporting the breast cancer community. This includes her involvement with the Young Survivors of West Michigan support group as well as the Revive and Thrive program – which prepares and delivers healthy and nutritious meals to cancer patients at no charge during their treatments and surgeries.